Judge orders trial, reduces bail for suspected pimp

By From page A3 | January 12, 2013

FAIRFIELD — A Fairfield man was ordered Friday to stand trial on a felony pimping charge. After his probable cause hearing, a judge reduced bail for Emmanuel Small from $300,000 to $200,000.

Small has been in jail since his arrest on the afternoon of Dec. 29, 2012, during a police sting operation targeting prostitutes, their pimps and customers. The sting resulted in 36 arrests. Two of the arrests were for alleged pimping.

Undercover Fairfield police officers contacted the prostitute through the Internet prostitution site www.myredbook.com. The website had more than 50 women post ads offering their services in Fairfield during a six-hour period Friday afternoon.

The contact led to exchanges of text messages and then phone calls when the prostitute arrived at the Lyon Road apartment complex where police had set up their sting in one apartment.

The prostitute was arrested inside the apartment and told police she was afraid her pimp would hurt her when he found out she had been arrested. She told police her pimp was waiting for her in his car in the apartment’s parking lot.

Small was greeted at his car a few minutes later by police, who arrested him and led him up to the apartment. As he passed by the prostitute he blurted out, “When we get out of here she is going to get a beating and she’s got some explaining to do,” according to police testimony at Small’s probable cause hearing.

Small, whose mother and sister were in court for the hearing, was ordered to return to court Jan. 25 to be arraigned.

Prosecutor John Kealy said he expected additional charges would be filed against Small.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.

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  • Gary HallJanuary 12, 2013 - 11:35 am

    So are the police going to protect her from the pimp?

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  • Rita GoldenJanuary 12, 2013 - 6:33 pm

    My niece was one of those arrested for prostitution. She needs help because she lives with the father of her two young daughters and he is so "into her head" that he makes her prostitute for him. She would stop doing this if she could get away from him and not be controlled by him. It's been happening for years now. If anyone from the Fairfield Police Dept. would like to contact me; I will give you the information you need if you will help her. Thank you and God Bless

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